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Catherine O'Donnell O'Rourke
November 14, 1832–October 16, 1912

Mrs. Farrell O'Rourke

Mrs. Catherine O'Donnell O'Rourke passed away Wednesday morning at her home in this city after an illness dating from last March, when she was stricken with paralysis. Anamosa had been her home for nearly fifty years and here in Holy Cross cemetery the tired body will rest after its long struggle.
Mrs O'Rourke was born in County Sligo, Ireland, November 14, 1832. At the age of twenty she married Farrell O'Rourke at Summit Hill, Penn., to which union were born six children: Mrs. Margaret McKinstry of Anamosa; Mrs. Katherine Wilsey of Dubuque; Mrs. John Hudner of Pittsfield, Mass.; Mrs. Anna McDonnell and James O'Rourke of Duluth, Minn.; Thomas deceased. Eighteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren will carry her teachings on in the world, while the devotion of her children to a tender and loving mother was demonstrated through seven long months of untiring service. She is survived by her husband, a loving companion for sixty years to whom the sympathy of all goes out.
The obsequies will be held at St. Patrick's church tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10:30 o'clock.

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Source: Anamosa Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, October 17, 1912

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